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Comment Why don't they just do that now, genius? (Score 1) 70

They have our full medical records and they know how much they have to pay out for each person because they're the ones cutting the checks. So why not just drop the people who are more expensive? Maybe because there are some pretty huge fucking laws against that?

Insurance companies are severely limited on what information they can use to set rates. Thanks Obama.

Comment Calling bullshit. (Score 1) 177

> Both Google and Apple kick the rank and file salesmen a spiff in exchange for moving one of their phones

Citation required, because that sounds pretty unbelievable--especially considering that most Apple phones are bought at an Apple store (from an employee paid hourly & not on commission) or online.

Comment So you want to be a dictator. (Score 3, Insightful) 579

You don't mind governments, so long as they only spend money on things that you and you alone think are worth spending money on. So the only form of government that you'll be happy with is one in which you are the supreme authoritarian ruler. You'll forgive the rest of us for not signing up.

Pretty much all zealots are annoying--but I find libertarians to be especially so. They're stupid, they don't know that they're stupid, and they are certain that everyone else is stupid.

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